Recent Blog Posts

Vertigo Theatre is exploring the friendship between Sherlock and Watson in new play

Braden Griffiths and Curt McKinstry are stepping back into their roles as Sherlock Holmes and Watson for the play Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse at Vertigo Theatre. They played these characters once before in Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem, and they are thrilled to come back. “I’m absolutely excited to have the opportunity,” […]

Reuben and the Dark takes a different approach on their new album

Catch them at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in October! Reuben and the Dark is quite busy nowadays. They just announced their new album Un ǀ Love, and released a single Faultline. Reuben Bullock, the lead singer, has also been doing some commercial writing for tv and movies. “I’ve done some of it in […]

Alberta Ballet is bringing Bollywood to the stage

Are you ready? Taj Express, a bollywood musical production is coming to Calgary and Edmonton, welcomed by Alberta Ballet, direct from Mumbai. There promises to be live music, colourful costume and high energy. Director Shruti Merchant is excited to bring the production to Alberta. Merchant has worked on films such as Dhoom, Lakshya, Baghban, Kuch […]

Recent Reviews

The Shakespeare Company and collaborators put on a strong version of ‘The Merchant of Venice’

Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is argued to be an antisemitic play. It is full of language and dialogue that demonizes the sole Jewish character in the story, Shylock. In the decision for the Shakespeare Company, with support from Hit & Myth and the University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts, Division of […]

Alberta Theatre Projects’ Disgraced doesn’t dig deep enough

Alberta Theatre Projects’ production of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced is quiet. It gets under your skin. It’s uncomfortable and charged. The cast is talented and their performances are nuanced but the play could go deeper. It brushes on deep rooted anger and racism but once it gets interesting the play seems to turn away from the […]

Birnton Theatricals’ Fully Committed is great intimate theatre

There is a little show by Birnton Theatricals at Lunchbox Theatre called Fully Committed, written by Becky Mode, directed by Chris Stockton and starring Griffin Cork. One young actor, a headset connected to a reservation line that won’t ever stop ringing, and 40 different characters. It’s a bit of a daunting role for Griffin Cork, […]